Home / Resources / Set Your Commercial Development Apart with Smart Lockers

Set Your Commercial Development Apart with Smart Lockers

in Commercial Building Development

Modern workers demand modern amenities — including innovative solutions that protect their packages. Take a look at why smart lockers are a good investment for commercial property managers looking to attract their ideal tenants. Package theft isn’t going anywhere With 1 in 4 people experiencing package theft these days, employees take one of two actions to keep their personal deliveries … Read More

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Home / Resources / 5 Habits of Successful Commercial Real Estate Developers

5 Habits of Successful Commercial Real Estate Developers

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Commercial real estate is a challenging market, but there are a few habits that will make you stand out above the competition. Put these into practice, and you’ll soon see your business flourish!    1. Cultivate a professional network Investors, lenders, contractors, architects, attorneys, agents, appraisers — these are just some of the partners you’ll need by your side to … Read More

Home / Resources / Commercial Property Developers Need to Focus on These High-Demand Office Trends

Commercial Property Developers Need to Focus on These High-Demand Office Trends

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The way forward-thinking companies work is evolving, and with it, what they demand from their working environments. So if you want your commercial development to attract everyone from bright up-and-coming startups to large corporations and digital nomads, you’ll need to familiarize yourself with the latest trends. Let’s dive in. Joining classic and modern design Redeveloping an existing structure, the old … Read More

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Home / Resources / 5 Secrets to Cutting Operational Costs in Commercial Real Estate

5 Secrets to Cutting Operational Costs in Commercial Real Estate

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Tenants have high expectations for commercial developments — from fitness centers to comfortable common areas to sustainability practices and smart building technologies, they want it all. But how can you adopt all these anticipated amenities while controlling operational costs? Here are a few tips. 1. Improve security and save staff time Digital surveillance, access restriction, and elevator control technologies save … Read More

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Home / Resources / The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

The Package Theft That Inspired Smiota’s High-Tech Last Yard Solution

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

As e-commerce skyrockets, package security is on everyone’s mind. Roughly 1 in 4 people have experienced package theft. Manju Kashi has a package theft story of his own, and the resulting headache inspired him to start Smiota, a company dedicated to securing the last yard of delivery.   Manju’s story About four years ago, Manju was spending about 60% of … Read More

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Home / Resources / We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

We Love These Cities, and So Do Package Thieves

in Package Management Systems, Package Theft

Heavily-populated areas, particularly wealthy neighborhoods, are perfect targets for package thieves. Crooks often follow delivery trucks from house to house, snatching a bagful of boxes from a single street and making it home before you even know something’s missing. Safewise recently published a report that reveals the metro areas porch pirates love the most. San Francisco tops the list overall … Read More

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Home / Resources / Smart Package Lockers: Hassle-Free Delivery for Multifamily Buildings, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, and More

Smart Package Lockers: Hassle-Free Delivery for Multifamily Buildings, Corporate Offices, Retail Stores, and More

in Mailroom Software, Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in November, 2017. Does any of this sound familiar? You’re a property manager. Every day, boxes from Amazon, meal kits, grocery deliveries, and other packages flood your front office. Your staff spends hours logging deliveries and notifying residents their items have arrived. Residents complain that they can’t pick up their deliveries outside of regular office hours. You run … Read More

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Home / Resources / 6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

6 Shocking Stats about Package Theft

in Multifamily Property Management, Package Management Systems

Originally published in January, 2018. Thieves have a new favorite place to shop – your front door. The convenience of online ordering and free shipping offers keep the packages piling up on porches everywhere. Even if you’ve never had a package stolen before, the risk of falling victim to “porch pirates” continues to increase. Here are six reasons to take … Read More

Home / Resources / The Ultimate Guide to Smiota Smart Lockers

The Ultimate Guide to Smiota Smart Lockers

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Like with any cutting-edge technology, the topic of smart lockers opens the door for plenty of questions. In this guide, we’ve aimed to answer all of your inquiries and more. Table of Contents GeneralApplicationsWhat are smart package lockers?Where can I install smart lockers? Does Smiota offer refrigerated and freezer smart lockers? Standard Smart LockersGeneral SpecificationsWhat is the standard smart locker … Read More

Home / Resources / Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

Cutting Down on Shipping Costs in the Age of Free Two-Day Shipping

in Retail

Call it the Amazon effect. Point the finger at our culture of instant gratification. Whatever your justification, it’s impossible to deny that online shoppers want their orders right now… and at little to no cost to them. But these paramount customer demands can be detrimental pain points for even the most seasoned retailers. Even Amazon, the creator of the prevailing … Read More